Post Views: 144 BUA Group, a leading food, mining, and infrastructure conglomerate in Africa, was on Monday announced as the main sponsor of the 2020 ...
BUA Group, a leading food, mining, and infrastructure conglomerate in Africa, was on Monday announced as the main sponsor of the 2020 edition of Africa’s largest private-sector Forum, the Africa CEO Forum holding in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in March 2020.
Speaking at a joint press conference by BUA Group, the Africa CEO Forum and the Jeune Afrique Media Group, held at the BUA HQ in Lagos, Nigeria to announce the partnership, Chimaobi Madukwe, Group Chief Operating Officer of BUA Group who signed on behalf of the company, said the partnership was timely.
He expressed the pleasure of BUA to be the main sponsor of the Africa CEO Forum 2020, especially as the signing marks “the first time a Nigerian company will be main sponsor of the Africa CEO Forum.
“It is also significant because it will be the first Forum since Nigeria signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
“As a key business and investor in Nigeria and Africa, one of the many ways to show BUA Group’s commitment beyond our numerous investments and social impact initiatives is to support platforms that will encourage business-business and business-government engagement whilst proffering workable solutions to Africa’s development needs,” he stressed.
Also commenting, Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder of the Africa CEO Forum as well as the Managing Director of JeuneAfriquemedia group, welcomed BUA Group, who stature and active participation in the forum in recent years, he continued, “made the expanded collaboration possible. He thanked the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu for his commitment to the platform and explained that the forum will keep seeking to identify new business opportunities with the world’s most influential business leaders, create unrivaled networking platform with top decision-makers, give exclusive insights on the most promising investment projects in Africa and build lasting relationships with government officials who are looking to create strong alliances and business partnerships.
The statement also quoted O’tega Ogra, Group Head, Corporate Communications, BUA Group, as saying the partnership is in line with the group’s “Africa by Africans for Africa” vision.
BUA Group, he assured, “is proud to partner with the Africa CEO Forum which has over the years, cemented its place as the largest Africa Focused business summit. It is our expectation that this partnership between BUA Group and the Africa CEO Forum will unlock opportunities in Africa by championing private sector-led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and sustainable business.”
Photo caption: Chimaobi Madukwe, Group Chief Operating Officer, BUA Group (middle), in a handshake with Amir Ben Yahmed, President, Africa CEO Forum and Managing Director, Jeune Afrique Media Group (second left), at the partnership signing ceremony between BUA Group and the Africa CEO Forum in Lagos on Monday, October 14, 2019. With them are: Finn Arnoldsen (right), Group Chief Operating Officer (BUA Cement), Ahmed Aliyu, Company Secretary and Chief Legal Adviser, BUA Group (second right), and Jean Haas, MD of Relais Consulting (left).